3 stars. "War... next to love, has most captured the imagination." - Eric Partridge
Next To Love follows the lives of three women from a small town in Massachucetts from 1941 to 1964. Most of the novel takes place during the war years and what happens to them and their spouses who are all soldiers fighting in Europe. The only character I felt was more developed was Babe, the other two I didn't get much from although I was hoping to. The whole story just fell kind of flat for me.